2 Day Business Planning Workshop for Agri-Food Processors


Setting Up Your Business for Success!


canstockphoto16615405Do you own a business in food or beverage processing, manufacturing or farming OR are you thinking of starting up a business in this industry? This is your opportunity to invest in yourself and learn how to build a foundation for success. In addition to learning the modules below, there will be special guests and time for networking.

1. The Business Planning Process: Learn about the key elements of a Business Plan from start to finish
2. Market Access and Analysis: Learn how to assess and research your market
3. Product Development: Learn formulation technique and commercialization of recipes
4. Financial planning and management: Learn how to budget, plan as well as read and understand your financial statements
5. Quality Assurance: Learn the implementation of operational standards
6. Labeling and packaging: Understand the elements of package design, regulations and food protection
7. Production Economics: Learn how to determine the costs of production, operations and co-packing options
8. Logistics: Learn the basics of procurement, receiving, storage and shipping


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For all Workshops, please note the following:

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, unless otherwise posted

Lunch will be provided
Fees: $105 per person (GST included, Non-refundable)

To register for the course, please complete the following:

  1. Fill out the registration form here

2.    Please complete payment via:

a)  Interac E-transfer: Please send Interac E-transfer to

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b)  PayPal: Please click on the PayPal “Buy Now” button below.

Please include your full name, business name and address. Additional service fees of $4 apply with PayPal registration.


2017 Workshops:

1. Surrey:

Date: January 12th and 13th
Venue: Vancity: 12820 96th Avenue, Surrey BC V3V 6A8

**Time: 9am – 5pm



Fall 2016 Workshops:

1. Prince George:

Date: October 15th-16th, 2016
Venue: Community Futures Fraser Fort George: 1566 7th Avenue, Prince George BC V2L 3P4

2. Wynndel:

Date: October 18th-19th , 2016
Venue: Wynndel Memorial Hall: 5127 Wynndel Rd, Wynndel BC V0B 2N1

3. Grand Forks:

Date: October 28th – 29th, 2016
Venue: 1647 Central Avenue PO Box 2949 Grand Forks BC V0H 1H0

4. Coquitlam:

Date: November 3rd – 4th, 2016
Venue: 1140 Johnson Street, Coquitlam BC BC V3B 7G5

**Time: 9am – 5pm

Past Workshops

Burnaby: SOLD OUT!

Date: July 14th and July 15th, 2016
Venue: 7384 Market Crossing Burnaby, BC V5J 0A2

Nelson: SOLD OUT!

Date: April 2016
Venue: Community Futures of Central Kootenay: 201-514 Vernon St.  Nelson BC   V1L 4E7

Abbotsford: SOLD OUT!

Date: September 28th and 29th, 2015
Venue: Abbotsford Agriculture Centre – 1767 Angus Campbell Road, Abbotsford BC

Vancouver: SOLD OUT! 

Date: February 26th and 27th, 2015
Venue: Choices Market Kitsilano – 2627 West 16th Ave, Vancouver

Vancouver: SOLD OUT! 

Date: January 15th and 16th, 2015
Venue: Choices Market Kitsilano – 2627 West 16th Ave, Vancouver

 For more information on this workshop, please contact:

Rita Kim


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